JSI Tip 5380. How do I change the location of the installation files in Windows 2000?

I keep a copy of the Windows 2000 CD-ROM on my disk, and use it to install or upgrade Windows 2000. To prevent an install, or SFC, from prompting for the CD-ROM:

1. Copy the Windows 2000 CD-ROM to a folder on your disk drive. Example: C:\W2K. You can slipstream the latest service pack if you wish.

2. Use Regedt32 to navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup.

3. Double-click the Installation Sources Value Name, a REG_MULTI_SZ data type, and set the data value to the I386 folder on your disk drive. You can add additional lines for 3rd party drivers. Example: D:\W2K\I386

4. Double-click the SourcePath Value Name, a REG_SZ data type, and set the data value to the folder on your disk, from step 1. Example: D:\W2K.



Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish